How’s Your Work-Life Balance?

Work-life balance is important because it effects the well-being of individuals, families, and everyone around them.  How is your work-life balance?  It is no easy task to achieve in today’s super unpredictable and fast-moving business world, that’s for sure.  As we grow more and more connected through social media and technology, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate our work from our personal lives. How has this become an acceptable way of life and what can we do about it? 

In today’s hyperactive world where physical and digital collide, we are constantly connected to work, tethered to our devices, being inundated with information.   The problem is, as the work-life balance continues to blend, people are constantly multi-tasking, and oftentimes, the more you do, the worse you get at it.

Work-life balance is a concept that supports the efforts of employees to split their time and energy between work and the other important things in their lives.  In addition to the demands of the workplace, employees need to feel as if they are able to pay enough  attention to all the important aspects of their lives, which includes making time for family, friends, spirituality, personal growth, community involvement, and self care.

When employees experience flexibility in the workplace to allow them to pursue all components of a healthy lifestyle, they typically experience less burn-out and improved productivity.

One thing that you can do at your workplace to create improved work-life balance is offer your employees a choice of where to work when they are at the office.  Whether it be in collaborative areas or in quiet touch-down spaces, employees are then in control of the balance of how and where they work.

COLLABORATIVE AREAS

Creating a space in your office that offers freedom and independence, individuality and expression.  It starts with an idea, that flows from one to another.  It allows you to rethink and reposition your space–independently and on the fly, easily flowing form groupthink to I-think.

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My Place, Lyra and Calida–KI

TOUCH DOWN SPACE

Creating a space in your office where employees can go to take a moment to slow down and embrace the beauty of focusing inward for a moment can be very beneficial.  This type of “mental decluttering” has been embraced by large companies like American Express and Nike, who have even encorporated mindfulness training programs into their employee curriculums.

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Mindfulness Yoga Area-Kimball Narrate

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturday hours available by appointment.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

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